The Tide Is High
Label: Chrysalis\EMI Records (USA)
Here's where it all started to go wrong, with blame falling on fame, egos and infighting. "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture" were both No. 1 hits (and continued to make Blondie one of the few guitar rock acts that were big with black audiences) but the album feels formless and the songwriting is muted. The CD adds "Call Me," their awesome collaboration with Giorgio Moroder.